Are you looking for a delicious-smelling candle that will warm your home and make it smell fantastic? All while catering to your vegan lifestyle? Believe us, we know how hard it is to make the switch to an entirely vegan lifestyle, and candles may be one of the last things holding you back from achieving that.
If you’ve been looking high and low for a good brand of vegan candles to help you make the full switch, you can stop worrying. We’ve compiled a list of the best smelling vegan candles around, so read on to find the right fit for your home!
How to Know If a Candle is Vegan or Not
It can be difficult to tell if a product is vegan, especially if it’s something like a candle. What kinds of ingredients might be animal-derived? Well, most name-brand candles are made of beeswax (which comes from bees) and stearic acid (which is a by product of animal fat). So you’re going to want to watch out for these ingredients when choosing a candle for your vegan lifestyle.
Even though the exclusion of these key ingredients may limit your options a little bit, there are still tons of vegan candle brands out there. Let’s take a look at some of the brands we recommend most.
Candles by Yankee Candle
The Yankee Candle brand makes the majority of its candles without any animal byproducts. Except for specific candles with a beeswax label on them. They’ve got plenty of different sizes and scents of vegan candles, and all of them are entirely cruelty-free as well. No animal testing is done with any of their products.
If you’re wondering where you can get ahold of a Yankee Candle vegan candle, they are sold at their official stores and through many online retailers. If you do decide to go with this brand, you won’t be sorry. Each of their candles smells sensational!
Candles by Pura Botanica
Pura Botanica offers a wide selection of vegan products, including candles. Their line of Just Because Botanica vegan candles are made entirely with high-grade soy wax, instead of any animal byproduct alternatives. The scents they offer include Pick Me Up Citrus, Tea Garden, Sweet Chai, and Fulfill Mint. Each of them smells amazing. And with earthy, aesthetically pleasing packaging, you can’t possibly go wrong with this brand!
Candles by New Haven Project
The New Haven Project offers a varied selection of vegan products, including soaps, cosmetics, and candles. Each is handmade and uses only the most natural ingredients. In an effort to create a space where people can gather to learn from each other about sustainability and animal aid, New Haven Project uses its profits to further its vegan and cruelty-free goals. You can be sure your money is being put to good use if you elect to buy from them!
Soy Candles by Pacifica
Pacifica offers some of the longest lasting vegan candles around, coming in at a whopping 50 hours of use before they burn out. Their soy candles come in a variety of delectable scents, many of which take inspiration from specific places. If you want your home to smell like Hawaii, for example, try their Hawaiian Ruby Guava Soy candle. And to top it all off, Pacifica sells their candles in sustainable packaging, many of their candles coming in small glass jars.
Candles by Octō
Octō offers a varied selection of soy candles, each of which is entirely handmade. Each of their candles is certified vegan and cruelty-free, excluding artificial ingredients for natural ones. The dark orange jars they come in are pretty cute, and they come in various tantalizing scents, like Midnight Breeze or Pine Needle. They’ll make your home smell like a cozy forest!
Candles by Heaven Scent
These candles are natural scents and long lasting. They're utilizing a unique blend of vegetables that have been sold for over 25 years. Heaven Scent offers more than 75 scents of candles. Each is long lasting enough to fill your whole home with its lovely scents.
Candles by Harper’s Candles
If you’re one of those people who love scents that make your tummy rumble, Harper’s Candles has the candles for you! Each of their specially scented candles delivers a mouth-watering scent that will make your home smell like a five-star bakery. With scents like Salted Caramel, Sugar Cinnamon Doughnut, and Bakewell Tart, your mouth will be watering in no time.
And if bakery scents aren’t your thing, Harper’s Candles also offers flowery fresh scents as well. Each of their candles comes in a hand drawn tin that will look super cute wherever you decide to light it!
Candles by Olivine and Ruby
Olivine and Ruby offers a renowned stock of vegan candles dedicated to the scent of travel. Their entire soy wax candles will make you think of all the amazing places around the world that they take inspiration from. Each of their candles is lovingly made by hand with vegan soy wax and cotton wicks, and you can choose your own color for the lid, including copper, silver, and gold. That way it’ll much easier to fit the candle in with your other home décor. Their unique scents and inspired packaging will make the perfect gift for you or someone you know!
We know firsthand how difficult it can be to make the switch to an entirely vegan lifestyle. Especially if you have to incorporate new candles into your home décor! Hopefully, we’ve made it just a little easier for you to find the perfect replacement for your name brand candles. This is just one more step to making your life fully vegan, and we applaud you for that!